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Povilas Vanagas: biography
Povilas Vanagas was born in the Lithuanian šiauliai in the summer of 1970. Relatives called the boy by Povilas Fourth. First, second and third was the great-grandfather, grandfather and father of the little Vanagas.
Parents had a huge influence on his son. But since they represented different professions, mother Povilas sevenfold champion of Lithuania, skater Lily Vanagiene, and his father a doctor, the boy was difficult to determine in life.
Barely reaching 3 years of age, Povilas Vanagas, holding the chair, I stepped on the ice. So he was under the care of my mother, who worked as a coach. (Later Lily Vanagine headed the figure skating Federation of Lithuania).
6 years Vanagas has already participated in various competitions. But after some time the interest in the performances on the ice from Povilas began to fall. The guy switched to basketball, volleyball and football. And towards the end of secondary school and it all led in the direction of medicine, which involved almost all of the relatives on the paternal side.
At the age of 17 Povilas Vanagas left sports and began intensive training for admission to medical school. To do went to the University, but failed the contest.
After a disastrous income held student was drafted into the army. After learning what he did in his youth, he was sent to Sportloto. Thus began a great sports biography Povilas Vanagas. Since then, no other lesson could not displace the figure skating in his life.
Vanagas was doing in the gym CSKA. He soon decided to retire from skating. The coach picked up his 16-year-old partner Margarita Drobiazko. Period coordination proved difficult, but a couple did and soon began to make progress. At this time began the disintegration of the USSR. Skaters decided to move to Latvia. Here, in Kaunas, for their training came from coach Elena Maslennikova. In the season 1991-92, the pair took part in all major international competitions, but the big success was not.
In the mid-1990s, Vanagas and Drobiazko went to England. Here for 2 years coached Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.
In the late 1990s Povilas Vanagas with a partner moved to Moscow. Here for their training came from an experienced coach Elena Tchaikovskaya. For 4 years the pair were among the five strongest in the world and European Championships. And in 1999 received a bronze in world and European Championships.
Native Povilas in Lithuania, he also scored. Pair Vanagas-Drobyazko – thirteen-time Champions of the country. They participated in 5 winter Olympics, where he represented Lithuania. The last Olympics was in Turin 2006, where the skaters took the 7th place.
Today Povilas Vanagas organizes the popular ice show in Lithuania, and also regularly participates in the same TV show in Russia. He is a permanent participant of project «fire and Ice» and «Ice age.» In the last show, the viewers saw him with Larisa Verbitskaya, Ksenia Alferova, Anne of borisovoi, Irina Medvedeva and Anna Begunova. In 2016, the partner Vanagas became the artist Eugene Kregzhde.
With his future wife Margarita Drobiazko, Povilas met in 1988 when he was 18, and Rita 16. For a long time they were connected exclusively to the sport. After training each of them went home. But a few years later Povilas suddenly began to notice for themselves that feels a sense of jealousy when he sees Margaret with other guys.
A «breakthrough» in their relations occurred in 1998 when the pair were at a tournament in Switzerland. Vanagas confessed their love for each other. This year a couple Vanagas-Drobyazko has mutated from sport to love. In 2000 they formalized their relationship. And not only in the registry office, but in one of the small Moscow churches, where their wedding.
The couple has not always been rosy. Rumor has it that Povilas and Margarita once appeared on the verge of divorce. If you believe the rumors, Drobiazko had a romance with actor Alexander Dyachenko, who was her partner in one of the seasons of «Ice age». But Vanagas managed to forgive Rita this hobby.
And in 2010, personal life is Povilas Vanagas was in the top news of show business. Now he himself allegedly had a affair with a young Agnes Ditkovskite, who was his partner in the show «Ice and fire». If you believe the rumors, Povilas and Margarita even moved to different apartments.
But today Vanagas and Drobiazko together. Fans of this beautiful couple say that they managed to overcome all challenges and to save feelings.